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Arson suspected in house fire that killed 13 cats

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PHOENIX -

Firefighters believe arson may be to blame for a house fire that killed 13 cats Saturday night. Investigators saw burglars hit the place, then lit it on fire.

It happened at a home in the area of Dobson and Central in Phoenix. 22 cats were in the home, being cared for by a woman who was in the process of moving in.

Some of those cats were in crates and had no way of escaping the blaze. There were 22 cats inside -- and only 9 made it out alive.

A witness says she saw a cat that had to be resuscitated by firefighters.

"They broke in, stole some stuff, then lit the back bedroom on fire," said Phoenix Fire Capt. Jonathan Jacobs. "There was a neighbor that saw somebody leaving the scene, some people running from the scene, so our arson guys are getting together."

The damage to the house is valued at $100,000.

There is no description of the burglars. Anyone with information is asked to call police.

 

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